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An Interview with Masako Kubota


Japanese Language and Culture Instructor Masako Kubota was interviewed and mentioned in a book article by a student from the Asian Studies Department in the Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service. The article titled, "Hokkaido's Indigenous people-Connecting with the Outside World" was published in the Georgetown Journal of Asian Affairs (Vol. 5, 2019). Congratulations Kubota Sensei for this recognition! Click here to read the article.

Master of Arts in Asian Studies - Now Receiving Applications for Fall 2020!


The Master of Arts in Asian Studies (MAAS) at FIU is a growing interdisciplinary program in the prestigious Green School of International and Public Affairs drawing on excellent faculty resources in various departments, including Art History, Environmental Studies, Global and Sociocultural Studies, History, Modern Languages, Politics and International Relations, Religious Studies, and more. Click here for details!

"Readings of Dōgen’s Treasury of the True Dharma Eye" - New book by Dr. Steven Heine


"The Treasury of the True Dharma Eye (Shōbōgenzō)" is a comprehensive introduction to this essential Zen text, offering a textual, historical, literary, and philosophical examination of Dōgen’s treatise. Steven Heine explores the religious and cultural context in which the Treasury was composed and provides a detailed study of the various versions of the medieval text that have been compiled over the centuries. Click here for more information.

Upcoming Events

National Consortium for Teaching about Asia (NCTA) Seminar Spring/Summer 2020

02/29/2020 09:00 AM

A nationwide professional development program for K-12 teachers to encourage teaching and learning about Asia. To apply, please contact Maria Sol at

Resume Writing for Asian Studies Students

03/03/2020 03:30 PM

Join us for tailored resume writing advice hosting by Career and Talent Development. If you're interested in applying for jobs relevant to your Asian Studies program, we'll be providing advice about how to advertise your language skills, study abroad experiences, and relevant work experience. Additionally, for those interested in pursuing graduate studies, we will provide advice on writing CVs. Open to all majors!

Pokémon Artist Mitsuhiro Arita - Drawing Demo

03/11/2020 11:00 AM

Enjoy a live drawing demo of Mitsuhiro Arita whose an Illustrator, Designer and Concept Artist. This event will have an introduction and Q&A session followed by a free autograph session (limited to one item per person--must be addressed). This event will be located in SASC 160, on March 11,2020 from 11:00-2:00 pm.

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